The 31st week
15, Apr 2008 04:14
Baby's heart beat is normal and so is the uterus size. Apparently Vincent is going to be a very active boy. Why? Well, his kicking records show that he can kick 65 times within 2.5 minutes and 170 times in 10 minutes. This morning around 6 am, I was lying on the bed and all of a sudden he wakes up and decides to dance. The dancing isn't so bad at first; however, within seconds I can feel his leg kicks my rib so hard and vigorously that I couldn't help but yell a little bit! "Oh, my!" I said. And from 6 to 7 am, "dancing with Vincent" continues until finally I give in--it's time to get up! Now I'm worrying what life will become once he's born, especially it's a boy! (oh, boy!)
The closer my due date gets, the more excited I become. Not only because I'd get to see him and hold him in my arm, but also for the anticipation of labor and delivery. I have heard many different labor cases, how moms plan to have pain relief during labor but in vain, how dangerous the delivery process could become, etc. Those cases only draw me closer to God, trusting that He'll lead my way and protect me. Otherwise, what else can I do awaiting for the delivery? Am I in control of my due date? Certainly not. Am I in control of how much pain I'll experience? Certainly not. All I can do is to pray, praying that God will lead me through the excruciating, painful process. I guess this is the price of becoming a mother every woman has to face, and none of them can escape or run away from it.
"Be strong and courageous. Don't be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9